Dr Amie Randhawa PhD

Dr Amie Randhawa

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Amie is a researcher in adolescent health and wellbeing. Her main research focus is menstrual health in adolescents, with a particular interest in their lived experience of endometriosis, and she is also interested in young peoples’ use of smartphones and social media. 


PhD in Health, Education & Life Sciences – Birmingham City University

MSc Health Psychology – University of Nottingham

BSc Psychology – Cardiff University


Amie completed a Masters in Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham in 2016, shortly before commencing her PhD, exploring adolescents’ awareness and experiences of endometriosis and menstruation, at Birmingham City University. She joined the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham in October 2022, as a Research Associate on the SMART Schools Study. She has previously worked at UoB and the University of Warwick on mental health research studies.


Amie’s research interests include applying qualitative and quantitative methods to the study of adolescent health and well-being. Particular areas of interest include adolescent menstrual health and education, and young peoples’ use of smart phones and social media.

Other activities

Amie has worked with Plan International UK on the ‘Let’s talk. Period’ project, as part of which she co-created several briefings exploring young people’s direct experiences of period education, and identifying projects designed to tackle the ‘toxic trio’ (young people’s access to period products, their lack of education about periods, and the shame, stigma, and taboo associated with menstruation).


Randhawa, A.E., Tufte-Hewett, A.D., Weckesser, A.M., Jones, G.L. and Hewett, F.G., 2021. Secondary School Girls’ Experiences of Menstruation and Awareness of Endometriosis: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 34(5), pp.643-648.

Randhawa, A. and Land, L., 2017. Raising awareness of endometriosis in adolescent girls. Independent Nurse2017(8), pp.17-20.

Shoebotham, A. and Coulson, N.S., 2016. Therapeutic affordances of online support group use in women with endometriosis. Journal of Medical Internet Research18(5).

Sheridan Rains, L., Marston, L., Hinton, M., Marwaha, S., Craig, T., Fowler, D., King, M., Omar, R.Z., McCrone, P., Spencer, J. and Taylor, J., et al (including Randhawa, A), 2019. Clinical and cost-effectiveness of contingency management for cannabis use in early psychosis: the CIRCLE randomised clinical trial. BMC medicine17(1), pp.1-17.



Shoebotham, A. and Coulson, N., 2016. Therapeutic affordances and outcomes of online support groups: an online study of women with endometriosis. European Health Psychologist18(S), p.743. Poster presentation at 30th Conference of the EHPS/DHP, August 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Coulson, N. S. and Shoebotham, A. (2016). Therapeutic affordances and perceived outcomes of online support groups: findings from an online asynchronous interview study of women living with endometriosis.  International Journal of Psychology51, 674-675. Oral presentation at the 31st International Congress of Psychology Conference, July 2016, Yokohama, Japan.

Perry, A., Green, A., Shoebotham, A., Flynn, B., Gordon-Smith, K., Jones, L. and the Bipolar Disorder Research Network (BDRN) (2012). Molecular Investigation of Bipolar Disorder: Recruitment and Data Collection. Poster presentation at The Mental Health Research Network (MHRN) National Scientific Meeting, April 2012, Birmingham, UK.